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1713 Bill No. 718 Payment in Lieu of Taxes

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI ESTABLIHSING A FEE IN LIEU OF TAXES ON ALL MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NOS. 1632, 1633, 1634, AND 1635.

            WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill owns and operates public utilities for the citizens of Rich Hill; and

            WHEREAS, the City has imposed a fee in lieu of taxes on its municipally owned public utilities of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) as are normally placed upon private business enterprises; and

            WHEREAS, the City wishes to consolidate City ordinances for clarification and ease of application; and repeal Ordinance Nos. 1632, 1633, 1634, and 1635; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen believes it is in the best interests of the City of Rich Hill and its residents to update and simplify its City ordinances.

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. That the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, hereby adopts the following regulations to impose a payment in lieu of taxes on municipally owned utilities.

MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES

SECTION 1. Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

That all municipally owned utilities shall pay to the City a payment in lieu of taxes to the City as are normally placed upon private business enterprises.  Said amount of payment in lieu of taxes shall be in the sum of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the gross receipts derived from such business within the City.

SECTION 2. List of Utilities.

That the following enterprises of the City are hereby declared to be municipally owned utilities:

SECTION 3. Payment.

That payment in lieu of fees of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) shall, on or before the last day of each succeeding month based upon the gross receipts from the preceding calendar month, pay or issue a credit to the City.

Section 2. That Ordinance Nos. 1632, 1633, 1634, and 1635 hereby be repealed.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

            PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI THIS 12TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2020.

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                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes: Robb, Humble, Tourtillott

Nays: None

Absent: Kassner